a man who later went to work for the prime minister himself. and today, the prime minister spoke about the decision to give coolson a job. >> on the decision to hire him, i believe i have answered every question about this. it was my decision. hold on. t was my decision. i take responsibility. people will, of course -- >> no interrupting the prime minister. the house must come to order and hear in silence the remainder of the statement. the prime minister. >> people will, of course, make judgments about it. of course, i regret and i am extremely sorry about the fur it has caused. with 20/20 hindsight and all that has followed i would not have offered him the job and i suspect he wouldn't have taken it. you don't make decisions in hindsight. you make them in the present. you live and you learn and believe you me, i have learned.